RB Prospect Checks Out Auburn's Junior Day

An in-state junior running back who is receiving recruiting attention comments on his visit to check out Gene Chizik's Auburn football team.

Enterprise, Ala.--After two impressive seasons running the football for the Enterprise High School Wildcats, tailback Willie Curry is expected to be one of the top college prospects in the state of Alabama for the 2012 signee class.

Curry, who is receiving early attention from SEC programs and other colleges, took his first junior day visit to Auburn on Saturday and says he likes he what he saw.

"It was a lot of fun," he says. "I wasn't expecting it to be that big. It was awesome."

Curry and the other junior prospects spent part of their visit at Jordan-Hare Stadium checking out Auburn's national championship celebration event that drew a crowd estimated at 78,000 fans to honor the 2010 Tigers. "It was crazy how many people were there," he says.

Prior to that the running back says he and the other recruits toured facilities, watched an Auburn highlight video, listened to a talk by Auburn running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper and also heard from Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.

Curry is a compact and sturdy runner at 5-7, 180 pounds who is effective carrying the football inside or outside. He burst on to the scene as a prospect to watch as a sophomore when he rushed for 276 yards in a game vs. Smiths Station.

Willie Curry is shown in action as a junior.

The junior, who is also an honor student, says he doesn't have any early scholarship offers yet, but is receiving attention from a variety of colleges in addition to Auburn. "Nebraska, Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Stanford and Georgia Tech are recruiting me as well as some others I don't remember right now," he says.

Some of the prospects stayed until the evening and watched the Auburn basketball game, but Curry had to head home to Enterprise for another event. "After the national championship ceremony we went to see the Tiger Walk, but I had to go after that," he says.

Spring football practice is next on his athletic agenda. "I was planning to run track, but I was told that Enterprise isn't going to have a team this year," he says.

Curry says the visit to Auburn, although a short one, definitely increased his interest in the Tigers. "I had a good time and I really like it up there," he says.

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